UK Government to ask Queen to suspend Parliament until 14 October to deliver Brexit
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  • 13:40 28 August 2019

UK Government to ask Queen to suspend Parliament until 14 October to deliver Brexit

Boris Johnson's government is reportedly to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament only days after MPs return to work next week in a bid to stymie efforts to thwart a no-deal Brexit, ONA reports citing Sputnik.

In June 2016 the people of Britain voted narrowly in favour of exiting the European Union. Since then Parliament has been deadlocked about how to carry out Brexit and Boris Johnson appears to have run out of patience.

Downing Street would then arrange a Queen's Speech on 14 October, only days before the Brexit deadline.

MPs would then have hardly any time to pass laws which would prevent Mr Johnson taking Britain out of the EU on 31 October.

The news comes only hours after Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn met opposition leaders and they agreed a pact to thwart a no-deal Brexit.

Mr. Johnson will inevitably be accused by Parliamentarians of being anti-democratic but he is thought to be gambling on the public's appetite for Brexit to be delivered.

A Downing Street source told the BBC: "It's time a new government and new PM set out a plan for the country after we leave the EU."

​Mr. Corbyn has claimed Britain would be left at the mercy of the United States and its President, Donald Trump, in the wake of a no-deal Brexit.

The suggestion that Mr Johnson will suspend Parliament has met with a mixed reaction on social media, with Remainers claiming it is blocking democracy and supporters of Brexit seeing it as the only way of pushing through exit from the EU.

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